Archive - Jun 15, 2006 - Blog entry

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Danger!

look out! 

I feel that I've been doing too much freestyling lately; knitting "by the seat of my pants", so to speak.  While the results have been good, I know that I can't learn new techniques by watching Knitty Gritty alone, I have to follow a pattern.  Unfortunately, every time I try to follow one, my project turns into a horrible mess. 

I decided to sit down, turn the artsy-fartsy right-brain off and follow a pattern; this time a chart.  So I chose one of the thousands of free charts from the internet and hunkered down, determined to make this one come out right. 

I need a change from socks.

I'm almost done with the second of the Fibonnaci socks. (Pictures tomorrow, I'm having technical difficulties!) I'm also about to turn the heel of the second blue/multi sock. That will leave me with lots of leftovers for a pair of random striped socks.

One of my friend's best friends has just had a baby girl. He summoned me to rescue this poor, but well-loved, little girl from being smothered in pink. So I have a skein of hand-dyed green/yellow cotton rayon yarn and am planning to make EZ's Baby Surprise Jacket.

After all it's never too late for a Fashion Intervention. Just call me Queer Eye for the Cute Baby!  I will post pictures of the mutant alien dishcloth jacket when it's done. I'll have a working camera by then I hope -- I've just ordered a new one.

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Stripes

colors

Stripes were easy to learn, once I got the tension right at the yarn switch.  I must've forgotten something very basic, as I somehow lost a stitch at the end of a row twice.

howdy

Hi guys nice to find a site of other men who knit. I learned to knit about a dozen years ago. I put down my needles for a few years but started to knit again last year when my daughter was pregnant. The pics are of one of my recent projects - it is an all seed-stich sweater I made for my granddaughter Sadie Mae.

 Its made from a debbie bliss pattern. I made it out of a really funky novelty yarn I found at a Joann's craft store. The yarn has a metalic thread that runs through it so it is all sparkly. This jacket is my homage to the one Judy Garland wore at her ' 61 Carnegie Hall concert (I figure what fun is it having a gay grandpa if you don't flaunt it a bit).